Dr. Nitin Saluja
Associate Director

nitin.saluja@chitkara.edu.in

Expert Areas : Industrial Microwave drying, Biomedical/crop waste management, Computational electromagnetics Antenna design

Dr Nitin Saluja is PhD in Electronics Engineering with 12 years of experience in academics and industrial research. He is specialised in microwave engineering and enables the precise usage of microwave with the help of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Microwave has both thermal and non-thermal effects. While thermal effects are used to cook the food, the non-thermal effects of microwave is used in biology and chemical reactions. It is claimed that the Microwave is bad for health. His research includes the use of badness of microwave to applications in the area of agriculture and health applications. His research in the area of microwave engineering and computational electromagnetics has got successful commercialization in agriculture and health applications. His research in the area of weed control with microwave has resulted into E-DeWeeder. His research in the area of non-thermal drying methods has resulted in the impact drier for the crop-waste. His technological skills include the modelling of microwave process, cost optimized manufacturing of microwave components, big-data analytics of satellite data using python programming and CAD optimization with COMSOL Multiphysics. He is actively involved in number of consultancy projects for microwave drying of the foods and wet waste.

In addition, he is active in perusing research in applications of mixed signal circuit design, microwave component designs on PCBs, antenna design, EMI/EMC analysis, heating applications of microwave engineering, computation electromagnetics and wireless communications. He has successfully commercialized one technology for affordable and precise farming. He is supervising several Ph.D. students including 4 from premium companies such as Intel and Nokia in the area of innovative process and designs in high frequency circuit applications. His area of interest is in front end designs for Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence platform hardware.

He is recipient of national and international awards for microwave and RF engineering applications in food and agriculture applications. He is a global winner of IEEE AIYEHUM 2014, DST-Lockheed Martin IIGP 2016, IIGP 2.0, Millennium Alliance 2016, DST-Intel Innovation for Digital India 2.0 (IFDI 2.0), DST-Facebook sponsored Economic Times Power of Ideas (POI) 2017 and People choice award at Diabetes Innovation Challenge US. He has featured on Zee Business show Innovate India for his product. He has obtained training from Stanford University, US Silicon Valley experts and IIM Ahmedabad for technology commercialisation and technology-enterprise strategising and execution. He is mentoring more than 4 companies in technology space ranging from go-to-market strategy to scaling strategy.

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Awards
  • Patents
  • Education
  • Service

RESEARCH PUBLICATION

  1. Ashu Taneja, Nitin Saluja, “A comparison of norm based antenna selection and random antenna selection with regard to energy efficiency in wireless system using large number of users”, Bentham Science: International journal of sensors, wireless communications and control (E-Pub ahead of print available), 2020.
  2. Roopali Garg, Nitin Saluja, “Human opinion dynamics-based optimisation for in-band spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks”, Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri-Lanka, pp. 47 (4), 467-477, 2020
  3. Chanpreet Singh, Nitin Saluja, Rajeev Kamal Sharma, “A computation-driven, energy-efficient and hybrid of microwave and conventional drying process for fast gooseberry candy production, Taylor and Francis: Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, pp. 53 (4), pp. 259-275, 2019
  4. Ashu Taneja, Nitin Saluja, “Linear precoding with user and transmit antenna selection”, Springer: Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 109 (2), pp. 1631-1644, 2019
  5. Debarshi Ghosh, Thakur Gurjeet Singh, Nitin Saluja, “A critical analysis of electroporation in medical technology”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, vol. 10 (1), pp. 23-28, 2019
  6. Roopali Garg, Nitin Saluja, “Implementation of particle swarm optimization technique for spectrum sensing in cognitive radio network”, International Journal on Communication Antenna and Propagation, vol. 8 (5), pp. 412-418, 2018
  7. Rupinder Kaur, Nitin Saluja, “Comparative analysis of 1-bit memory cell in CMOS and QCA technology”, International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference: Ottawa, Canada, 2018
  8. HK Jhajj, Roopali Garg, Nitin Saluja, “Efficient spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks using hybridized particle swarm intelligence and ant colony algorithm”, International Journal on Communications Antenna and Propagation, vol. 7 (7), pp. 586-593, 2017
  9. Roopali Garg, Nitin Saluja, “Current trends and research challenges in spectrum sensing for cognitive radios”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, vol. 7(7), pp. 402-408, 2016.
  10. Varsha Singh, Nitin Saluja, “Phylogenetic and promoter analysis of islet amyloid polypeptide gene causing type 2 diabetes in mammalian species”, Springer: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, vol. 36, pp. 477-489, 2016.
  11. Nitin Saluja, Rajesh Khanna, “A novel extended edge based compact PIFA antenna for mobile devices”, Elsevier: Optik, vol. 126 (18), pp. 1602-1605, 2015
  12. Nitin Saluja, Rajesh Khanna, “Design, analysis and fabrication of a novel multi band folded edge compact size fractal PIFA for WiFi/LTE/WiMAX/ WLAN application”, Wiley: Microwave and optical Technology Letters, vol. 56 (12), pp. 2836-2841, 2014
  13. Nitin Saluja, Rajesh Khanna, “Design analysis and fabrication of novel CPW fed hybrid fractal based Broadband antenna”, Cambridge and European Microwave Association Press: International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, vol. 5 (6), pp.749-752, 2013
  14. Nitin Saluja, Rajesh Khanna, “A novel method to improve current density in multi-band triangular fractal antenna”, KTU press: International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, vol. 10 (126), pp. 41-44, 2012
  15. Chawla, N. Saluja, K. Chawla, N. Gupta, A. Chhikara, K. Kaur, S.K. Suman, “Reconfigurable RF Front End Section of Mobile”, Nanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, vol. 2, pp. 374-377, 2011
  16. Neeta Yadav, Nitin Saluja, “Modelling and simulation of single stage voltage controlled oscillator using adaptive voltage level technique”, International Journal of Science and Research, vol. 3 (1), pp. 350-354, 2014
  17. Amanpreet Kaur, Nitin Saluja, J.S. Ubhi, “Design of Sierpinski Gasket Multiband Fractal Antenna for Wireless Applications”, IOSR Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, vol. 2 (3), pp. 5-6, 2012
  18. Debashish Saha, Nitin Saluja, SVAV Prasad, “Design of coal mine underground drainage pump monitoring and controlling system”, National Conference on contemporary techniques and technologies in electronics engineering, 2012
  19. Amanpreet Kaur, Nitin Saluja, J.S. Ubhi, “A Hexagonal multi-band fractal antenna using for wireless applications”, International Journal of Electronics and Computer Science Engineering, vol. 1 (4), pp. 2107-2111, 2012
  20. Debashish Saha, Nitin Saluja, SVAV Prasad, “Design of Coal mine underground Drainage pump Monitoring and Controlling system using ARM7 and Touch screen”, International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 17 (11), pp. 25-27, 2013
  21. Nitin Saluja, Rajesh Khanna, “Analysis of Mobility adaptive handover in mobile WiMAX for CBR application”, International Conference on Advances in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 2011.
  22. Nitin Saluja, Anoop Kumar, Amisha, Rajesh Khanna, “ Cropping image in rectangular, circular, square and triangular form using MATLAB”, National Conference on Computational instrumentation: CSIR-CSIO-Chandigarh, pp: 86-88, 2010
  23. Nitin Saluja, Rajesh Khanna, “WiMAX as a backbone network in Mesh Topology”, National conference in electronic design and computation technology (NCEDCT), 2010

 

BOOK CHAPTER:

  1. Harmandeep Kaur Jhajj, Roopali Garg, Nitin Saluja, “Aspects of machine learning in cognitive radio networks”, Progress in Advanced Computing and Intelligent Engineering, 2018.

Field of Specialization

Machine Learning, Python Programming, Electromagnetics, Wireless Communication, RF and Microwave Engineering, Antennas, High-Frequency Signal Applications, Mixed Signal Circuit Design, Agro-IT, Wireless Communication and Stack Protocol.

Training programs conducted

  1. Master the Python: Learn from Home, organized by CURIN and IEEE CIET student chapter, April 2020
  2. IEEE: Interdisciplinary Research, 2019
  3. IEEE: Prototyping with Python and Raspberry Pi, 2016
  4. Workshop on “Mixed signal circuit analysis and layout-Hands on with Cadence tool”, July 2015
  5. National Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics and Telecommunication Design (NCRTETD-2014)
  6. AICTE Sponsored workshop on “MATLAB in signal processing and wireless communication”

Projects Completed

  • Multiband and broadband antenna designs for next generation wireless systems(October’10 to January’14) at Thapar University Advanced antenna design lab.
  • Design of android app for remote monitoring of blood pressure (Jan’13 to January’14) at Center of Excellence, Lingaya’s University, Faridabad (India).
  • Design of microwave components for heating of crops in agriculture (August’09 to Feb’10).

Current Projects

  • Weed Killer: Smart sensors based E-weed control, to be funded by ITRAICAR(IT in agriculture & food).
  • A computational model to develop association/linkage between amyloidosis and type-2 diabetes.
  • Conventional approaches based re-configurable beam steer antenna designs for MU-MIMO (5G) applications (Shortlisted at ITRA-DBT).
  • Physiology and morphology based plant sensors.
  • Canopy detector.
  1. NASSCOM People Choice Award for BhuGoal, 2020
  2. SRISTI – GYTI 2019
  3. GIST 2019 (Only Indian startup to win at the event in the ever history of GIST since 2011)
  4. DST-Texas Instruments, India Innovation Challenge and Design Contest, IICDC 2019
  5. Global Ingenuity Competition in China First Prize Winner globally, 2018
  6. IUSSTF sponsored learning sessions at MIT-US, Stanford University, Harvard University and University of Maryland, 2018
  7. DST-Lockheed Martin, US – India Innovation Growth Program IIGP (winner in 2016 and 2018)
  8. DST-Intel – Innovation for Digital India (winner in 2017)
  9. TDB – USAID UKAID, – Millennium Alliance 2016 winners
  10. IEEE US, AIYEHUM Global and the only winner (2014 and 2016)

PATENT FILED:

  1. Apparatus and method for non-thermal radiation-based sterilization | Patent No. 202011016943
  2. Hospital bed | Patent No.  328983-001
  3. Drug Detection Device | Patent No. 2019911054354
  4. Electric shock producing footwear | Patent No. 201911033208
  5. A portable snake detection and warning device | Patent No.  201911028234
  6. System and method for forecasting weather | Patent No.  201911026240
  7. Smart weather prediction device | Patent No.  319256-001 (Design Patent)
  8. A device for generating weather forecast | Patent No. 201811048842
  9. A mouse trap | Patent No.  201811047766
  10. An apparatus for analyzing quality of seed | Patent No. 2018110355550
  11. A machine to process crop residue in real time | Patent No. 201821020150
  12. Thyrometer | Patent No. 299924 (Design Patent)
  13. Glucometer | Patent No.  299923 (Design Patent)
  14. Apparatus for non-invasive delivery of compound | Patent No. 201711039928
  15. Personal safety device | Patent No. 20171107428
  16. QCA based random access memory design with novel interfacing | Patent No. 201611044210
  17. Digital device for measuring thyroid levels in blood and establishing corelation with thyroid gland malfunction | Patent No. 201611024911
  18. Multi-level human simulator based device for prediction of type 2 diabetes | Patent No. 201611003236
  19. Individual node control mechanism for centralized air conditioning system | Patent No. 1157/DEL/2015
  20. Micro electromechanical sensors (MEMS) based automatic windscreen wiper | Patent No. 3431/DEL/2014
  21. Microwave based machine for destroying variety of weeds | Patent No. 2976/DEL2014
  • PhD in Electronics Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala, India
  • Executive course for Technology Commercialization from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • M.E. in Electronics Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala, India
  • MHRD GATE Scholarship
  • B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from Kurukshetra University

Teaching, Research and Industry: 12 years from 2008